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  • #16
    Just to clarify.. I've been married 22 years, my oldest child is graduating this year.

    I am also living in Canada.. and their parental laws are not much different than the US... not married when child is conceived = no parental rights. I use the term 'state' to represent most federal governments.. for future reference.

    And while sperm has a bit longer shelf life and eggs... think longer term.. like how old you want to be when you are a grand parent.

    I have no issue with men looking for women, but will agree that patience and willingness to discard bad candidates quickly is both smart for you and kinder to them.

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    • #17
      ahoy, Cpt Morgan
      "Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one" - Charles Mackay

      And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. - Donne

      "What we are seeing in this headless misandry is a grand display of the Tyranny of the Underdog: 'I am a wretchedly longstanding victim; therefore I own no burden of adult accountability, nor need to honor any restraint against my words and actions. In fact, all efforts to restrain me are only further proof of my oppressed condition.'
      "It is the most perfect trump-card against accountable living ever devised." - Gladden Schrock

      "What remains for most men in modern life is a world of expectation without reward, burden without honor and service without self" - Paul Elam

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      • #18
        I'm a little late to the party, but welcome to the forums.

        "You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius

        "Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability." - Marcus Aurelius

        "Draw from your past, but do not let your past draw from you." - Bra'tac of Chulak (Stargate SG-1)

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        • #19
          Originally posted by TheNarrator View Post
          negan is an evil fucker.
          you staying on his bad side or good side is irrelevant. your only priority should be getting the hell away from him or killing him.
          I know, and I do hope he will die in the worst of ways, but he's still so damn cool! As for the post right before the one I'm quoting, yeah, I'm done chasing skirts. I've realized the foolishness of it somewhere around 2009. Oh, also, I don't even remember posting that last reply of mine, I got drunk pretty damn quick last night. Still, I only had 20oz (around 600ml) of 45% rum last night, and it looks like I still have a good 5oz (150ml) or so left, so my strategy works! Get drunk quick and you don't have to drunk too much! Though 15oz (450ml or so) in a little over an hour miiiiiiight be pushing it...

          Originally posted by Iggy View Post
          Just to clarify.. I've been married 22 years, my oldest child is graduating this year.

          I am also living in Canada.. and their parental laws are not much different than the US... not married when child is conceived = no parental rights. I use the term 'state' to represent most federal governments.. for future reference.

          And while sperm has a bit longer shelf life and eggs... think longer term.. like how old you want to be when you are a grand parent.

          I have no issue with men looking for women, but will agree that patience and willingness to discard bad candidates quickly is both smart for you and kinder to them.
          I'm still only in my mid-20s. There's no rush, and what my age will be once I become a grandparent isn't a worry. My father was in his 30s when I was born, and now he's soon to be 60 and is a grandfather. I think I'll manage to become a full-time writer within a year or two, so I won't be beating up my body with jobs in construction like he did, but I will still be physically active and doing what I can to keep myself in good shape. I also don't smoke tobacco at all, never did. Neither am I a stoner anymore. I don't do hard drugs; basically all I do is drink. So my life expectancy as of right now in my mid-20s is probably at least 75. If I don't have my first kid (though to be perfectly honest, I might already have one out there; yet to find out if it's mine or not) until I'm 40 years old, then I have 35 years to become a grandparent. Plenty of time, and I might even see its teen years. Not only that but 75 years is something of a conservative life expectancy for a Canadian; we have a longer life expectancy than Americans, but anyways, life expectancy will most certainly be longer in the 2060s than it is now so really by the time I'm actually in my 70s, I could probably expect to live another 10 years, maybe even another 20, so I'm not too concerned.

          Originally posted by MatrixTransform View Post
          ahoy, Cpt Morgan
          Actually I drank Smuggler's Cove which is a pretty affordable but strong rum from Nova Scotia. OH! As in J N Morgan! lol Nice! It's actually just a pseudonym, but I have to say I do love Captain Morgan Dark, and 'Captain Morgan Dark DeLuxe' is actually one of my favourite rums going. You'd have to put a gun to my head for me to mix it with anything; tastes so good that it's an absolute sin to do so!

          Originally posted by GreatStrengthWithin View Post
          I'm a little late to the party, but welcome to the forums.

          Right on, thanks! Also, those are some cool quotes. I know a few myself. One, which I can't remember who said it, is "There are three things that all wise men fear; the sea in a storm, a moonless night, and the anger of a gentle man." Probably heavily paraphrased that, but you get the idea. "Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce all the effects of drunkenness" by Oscar Wilde. "All met make mistakes. It is the wise men who learn from their mistakes" by Sir Winston Churchill.
          www.amazon.com/author/jnmorgan

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          • #20
            Originally posted by J N Morgan View Post
            Right on, thanks! Also, those are some cool quotes. I know a few myself. One, which I can't remember who said it, is "There are three things that all wise men fear; the sea in a storm, a moonless night, and the anger of a gentle man." Probably heavily paraphrased that, but you get the idea. "Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce all the effects of drunkenness" by Oscar Wilde. "All met make mistakes. It is the wise men who learn from their mistakes" by Sir Winston Churchill.
            Thanks.

            Yeah I don't recognize that quote. I do like the quotes though.
            "You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius

            "Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability." - Marcus Aurelius

            "Draw from your past, but do not let your past draw from you." - Bra'tac of Chulak (Stargate SG-1)

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            • #21
              Originally posted by J N Morgan View Post
              Toshiro Mifune was an GODLY actor.
              And a nice guy. My Japanese fencing teacher, Yoshio Sugino, did the fight choreography for several Kurosawa films, including "Shichinin no Samurai" and also "Hidden Fortress", whose Princess-in-disguise = Leia, Samurai = Han Solo, gangly whiny farmer and rotund happy farmer = C3PO and R2D2 (other elements were taken from other stories, so it's not based only on "HF"). Mifune was a member of Sugino's dojo, and came by once a year to keep in touch. The guy who introduced me to Sugino met Mifune a few times and hung out with him after training. Small world. I was given a few old original black and white photos from the shooting of HF, and I believe the Sugino family has lots more.

              To my knowledge there are many different types of 'MGTOW', or at least varrying degrees of it. Some just swear off of marriage and kids. Others go a step further and swear off dating of any kind even though they have no intent to marry or have children. Then others still go another big step and swear off women in general; no sex. Now that takes guts, more guts than I've got, especially at my age. Though I dare say even when I get up to my 40s/50s I'll still be a horny bugger. As for me, I'm at that first bit; no marriage or kids. Though I do hope to be a father someday, and I don't really want my kids to be bastards like me (if that ends up censored, I said b-a-s-t-a-r-d-s, meaning the definition of the term; born out of wedlock). So if that's the case then I kind of NEED to be married someday. Well, that's a problem for another time; I've got no intentions of either for the time being and that's what counts. We'll see what the state of affairs are for husbands and fathers in another decade or two. Chances are, if I find that special someone, then that special someone will understand that some paperwork and an appointment with a lawyer will be in order to protect myself legally for whatever might happen down the road. If she can't handle that, no worries, get used to rubber or get out. I have no intention of paying 'child support' to a bitch who takes my kids from me. Let's be honest; that money goes largely to her, so that she can swing from cock to cock while my kids would be exposed to whatever men she brings home. Nope, I think I'm better off going without all that BS, thank you very much.
              My kid's grown up and I live alone, so those considerations are behind me, luckily. Best of luck.

              So, think I've got what it takes to join 'a voice for men'? .
              A wish to do so, and an iinternet connection? I'd think so.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by J N Morgan View Post
                I know, and I do hope he will die in the worst of ways, but he's still so damn cool!
                wanting to drink with a man like negan is like playing russian roulette with a 45 and going first.

                he's not cool. i hate this mentality, just like when people watched breaking bad and thought walt was cool. he wasnt. he's a loser. of the worst kind.
                Originally posted by MatrixTransform
                where were you before you put yourself last?
                Originally posted by TheNarrator
                Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Manalysis View Post
                  And a nice guy. My Japanese fencing teacher, Yoshio Sugino, did the fight choreography for several Kurosawa films, including "Shichinin no Samurai" and also "Hidden Fortress", whose Princess-in-disguise = Leia, Samurai = Han Solo, gangly whiny farmer and rotund happy farmer = C3PO and R2D2 (other elements were taken from other stories, so it's not based only on "HF"). Mifune was a member of Sugino's dojo, and came by once a year to keep in touch. The guy who introduced me to Sugino met Mifune a few times and hung out with him after training. Small world. I was given a few old original black and white photos from the shooting of HF, and I believe the Sugino family has lots more.

                  My kid's grown up and I live alone, so those considerations are behind me, luckily. Best of luck.

                  A wish to do so, and an iinternet connection? I'd think so.
                  Wow, very interesting, I didn't know Star Wars was in line with Hidden Fortress quite THAT much! Very cool stuff, it's awesome that you've met people who have actually met Toshiro Mifune. A seriously amazing actor, from movies set during the Japanese Civil War to modern crime mysteries to modern dramas. Well, as 'modern' as things can be in the 1940s-60s. I've yet to see Shichinin no Samurai, well, unless that's Japanese for Seven Samurai. Sanjuro and Yojimbo are wicked, and I like how they so influenced Spaghetti Westerns in the 60s what with "A Fistfull of Dynamite" or whatever it's called. I haven't seen those old Clint Eastwood flicks, but I mentioned once during a match on the game Rising Storm that Yojimbo and Sanjuro influenced some Western films and one of the Americans in the match was taken aback that Japanese cinema can influence American cinema.

                  I definitely think I'll be sticking around though, this seems like a pretty good forum thus far.

                  Originally posted by TheNarrator View Post
                  wanting to drink with a man like negan is like playing russian roulette with a 45 and going first.

                  he's not cool. i hate this mentality, just like when people watched breaking bad and thought walt was cool. he wasnt. he's a loser. of the worst kind.
                  I love how he's seemingly ALWAYS up-beat, even when it comes to times where he might beat-up on someone. Seemingly always smiling, cracking jokes, getting REALLY friendly with people who help him, and I think the way he's also up-beat/happy when threatening people or about to kill someone only makes it that much more intimidating. You really can't pinpoint what he'll do next, who he'll take out, or if he'll take someone out at all. He also provides quite a comfortable life for people who become Negen, and in such a post-apocalyptic situation, it's hard for ANYONE to have a comfortable and priveleged life. Though then again, those people are living so well because they have to do terrible things and it's also thanks to basically slave labour. So it's all bad, but he make it look so damn nice. If Negen wasn't so homocidal and evil, if it was the normal world instead of a zombie apocalypse, yeah, I'd DEFINITELY enjoy going drinking with him. He's cool as fuck, but he's also evil as fuck. Still, to each their own; I do hope for him to die, but that doesn't mean I dislike his character, even in spite of the terrible, terrible things he's done.
                  www.amazon.com/author/jnmorgan

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by J N Morgan View Post
                    I've yet to see Shichinin no Samurai, well, unless that's Japanese for Seven Samurai.
                    It is.

                    Sanjuro and Yojimbo are wicked, and I like how they so influenced Spaghetti Westerns in the 60s what with "A Fistfull of ...
                    ... "Dollars", "For A Few Dollars More" and "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" by S. Leone.
                    OTOH Kurosawa is said to have been inspired by Hammett, so what goes around ...

                    I mentioned once during a match on the game Rising Storm that Yojimbo and Sanjuro influenced some Western films and one of the Americans in the match was taken aback that Japanese cinema can influence American cinema.
                    One day you should tell him about Sergej Eisenstein ...

                    M

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by J N Morgan View Post
                      Wow, very interesting, I didn't know Star Wars was in line with Hidden Fortress quite THAT much! Very cool stuff, it's awesome that you've met people who have actually met Toshiro Mifune. A seriously amazing actor, from movies set during the Japanese Civil War to modern crime mysteries to modern dramas. Well, as 'modern' as things can be in the 1940s-60s. I've yet to see Shichinin no Samurai, well, unless that's Japanese for Seven Samurai. Sanjuro and Yojimbo are wicked, and I like how they so influenced Spaghetti Westerns in the 60s what with "A Fistfull of Dynamite" or whatever it's called. I haven't seen those old Clint Eastwood flicks, but I mentioned once during a match on the game Rising Storm that Yojimbo and Sanjuro influenced some Western films and one of the Americans in the match was taken aback that Japanese cinema can influence American cinema.

                      I definitely think I'll be sticking around though, this seems like a pretty good forum thus far.



                      I love how he's seemingly ALWAYS up-beat, even when it comes to times where he might beat-up on someone. Seemingly always smiling, cracking jokes, getting REALLY friendly with people who help him, and I think the way he's also up-beat/happy when threatening people or about to kill someone only makes it that much more intimidating. You really can't pinpoint what he'll do next, who he'll take out, or if he'll take someone out at all. He also provides quite a comfortable life for people who become Negen, and in such a post-apocalyptic situation, it's hard for ANYONE to have a comfortable and priveleged life. Though then again, those people are living so well because they have to do terrible things and it's also thanks to basically slave labour. So it's all bad, but he make it look so damn nice. If Negen wasn't so homocidal and evil, if it was the normal world instead of a zombie apocalypse, yeah, I'd DEFINITELY enjoy going drinking with him. He's cool as fuck, but he's also evil as fuck. Still, to each their own; I do hope for him to die, but that doesn't mean I dislike his character, even in spite of the terrible, terrible things he's done.
                      hes not a real character
                      TV is selling you a not-cool persona as cool.
                      in real life he would be paranoid and harsh.

                      just saying.

                      they demonize what they want and they make what they want cool. but it isnt what you should follow in your own mind as cool.

                      personal opinion.

                      TV all around is your enemy.
                      Originally posted by MatrixTransform
                      where were you before you put yourself last?
                      Originally posted by TheNarrator
                      Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by TheNarrator View Post
                        wanting to drink with a man like negan is like playing russian roulette with a 45 and going first.

                        he's not cool. i hate this mentality, just like when people watched breaking bad and thought walt was cool. he wasnt. he's a loser. of the worst kind.
                        Oh, also, I think the firearm you're referring to there is the M1911 design. There's been a number of .45 cal firearms in the past.

                        Originally posted by Manalysis View Post
                        One day you should tell him about Sergej Eisenstein ...

                        M
                        Can't say I've ever heard of him. I also should watch those 'man with no name' movies sometime. I'm not really one for Westerns, if I'm going to be perfectly honest, but that's not to say I don't like them. I'm just not hugely into them. Always good to check out classics however. I honestly feel bad for anyone who hasn't sat down and watched Seven Samurai... they're seriously missing out.
                        www.amazon.com/author/jnmorgan

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by TheNarrator View Post
                          hes not a real character
                          TV is selling you a not-cool persona as cool.
                          in real life he would be paranoid and harsh.

                          just saying.

                          they demonize what they want and they make what they want cool. but it isnt what you should follow in your own mind as cool.

                          personal opinion.

                          TV all around is your enemy.
                          TV doesn't decide what's cool. People do. If most people just think that anything they see on TV is cool, then ok, but it's individuals who decide if something is cool, or gross, or ugly, or beautiful, or interesting, or creative, and so on. I think we'll just have to say 'to each their own' and leave it at that, because we seem to have quite different viewpoints and I'm not about to waste my time on an internet argument. I've been a teenager, I've gone through that nonsense, and I've learned that life is far better when such things are avoided. If you'd like something with zombies that's got a bit more of a realistic spin on it though, I'll be putting my book 'Living amongst the Dead' for sale soon, likely on the 26th, so you can get it for free then if you want. Or if you're feeling generous you can pay the monstrous price of 99 whole US pennies. All good if you'd rather not, just thought I'd bring it to your attention since I recall you mentioning that you find Walking Dead to be entirely unrealistic, and to an extent I agree with you on that assessment. It bothers me quite a bit how they like to use full-auto so much in that show. I mean, where are they getting all the ammo if they can afford to waste 3-5 shots on a walker that can be taken down with just one round on semi-auto? Foolishness...
                          www.amazon.com/author/jnmorgan

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by J N Morgan View Post
                            Oh, also, I think the firearm you're referring to there is the M1911 design. There's been a number of .45 cal firearms in the past.
                            you missed my point.
                            i was refering to army issue 45 caliber.

                            it has no cylinder.. the bullets are always ready...........

                            russian roulette......
                            Originally posted by MatrixTransform
                            where were you before you put yourself last?
                            Originally posted by TheNarrator
                            Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by J N Morgan View Post
                              TV doesn't decide what's cool. People do..
                              naive.

                              beyond compare
                              Originally posted by MatrixTransform
                              where were you before you put yourself last?
                              Originally posted by TheNarrator
                              Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by J N Morgan View Post
                                Can't say I've ever heard of him.
                                He invented cross-cut editing, the thingy that creates tension in movies.
                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Eisenstein
                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_montage_theory
                                Not to promote the Soviets, but as a gag, if people are shocked by Japanese influencing Hollywood, this should give them serious hiccups
                                Actually, his "Battleship Potemkin" is ok on a rainy afternoon with nothing better to do.

                                I'm not really one for Westerns, if I'm going to be perfectly honest, but that's not to say I don't like them. I'm just not hugely into them.
                                Would you say: because the subject matter is outdated ...? Or not?

                                Always good to check out classics however. I honestly feel bad for anyone who hasn't sat down and watched Seven Samurai... they're seriously missing out.
                                If not the best movie ever made, at least up there at the very top.

                                M

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